Many industries across Canada heavily depend on fittings and valves to ensure safe and efficient operation with their fluid control systems. One of the most popular materials used to manufacture fluid control system components is stainless steel. It’s known to be highly corrosion-resistant, heat resistant and versatile. Stainless steel fittings are vital to many industries, including CNG, oil & gas, chemicals, rigs & platforms, nitrogen, hydrogen, mining and food processing.
Over the last 40 years, Hy-Lok Canada has established itself as one of Canada’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of stainless steel fittings. With one of North America’s largest stainless steel fitting catalogues, Hy-Lok Canada is proud to supply customers with standard and non-standard stainless steel fittings. Learn more about our stainless steel products below!
Why Stainless Steel?
As you probably already know, stainless steel doesn’t rust and is highly corrosion-resistant, but do you know why?
Stainless steel alloy contains approximately 20% of chromium, which forms a thin layer of chromium oxide when reacting with oxygen. As a result, this thin layer of chromium oxide eliminates the possibility of corrosion as it prevents oxygen from reacting with the stainless steel surface. Chromium oxide also has self-preparing properties that elongate the longevity of stainless steel fittings.
Types of Stainless Steel
There are typically two types of stainless steel grades used when manufacturing fittings: 304 and 316 stainless steel. The primary difference between both grades is the addition of molybdenum alloy which significantly enhances the corrosion resistance, especially against chlorides and other industrial fluids. While 316 stainless steel contains molybdenum, 304 stainless steel doesn’t. Consequently, many industrial applications only use 316 stainless steel fittings as they demonstrate higher corrosion resistance.
Hy-Lok Stainless Steel Fittings Catalogue
Quality comes first at Hy-Lok Canada, which is why our stainless steel fittings are manufactured using SS316 stainless steel. Because of its corrosion and heat resistance properties, pharmaceutical, hydrogen, cryogenic, and other heavy-duty industries heavily rely on our SS316 stainless steel fittings to ensure smooth and safe operation. Our stainless steel fittings catalogue includes the following:
- Calibration fittings
- Tube fittings
- Pipe fittings
- 37º Flare JIC fittings
- Hose fittings
- High-pressure fittings
- And more!
Like all our fluid system control components, our stainless steel fittings undergo rigorous batch testing to ensure leak-free, durable performance in any industrial environment. We proudly stand behind the quality of our stainless steel fittings and offer extensive customer service and support to all our clients.
Stainless Steel Fittings You Can Trust
Hy-Lok’s stainless steel fittings are engineered to withstand the most challenging operating conditions and are 100% interchangeable with Swagelok, Parker other manufacturers’ components. You can easily integrate any of our stainless steel fittings into your current system without worrying about leakage or other safety issues. With our fluid system control products manufactured in-house, our stainless steel fittings are designed to be compatible with all applications and come in all sizes.